Why do people enjoy watching wildlife living a miserable life locked in a cage and forced to do unnatural things with painful training methods?
As people’s hearts ache to see wild animals being used for entertainment purposes, a huge step has been taken in favor of animal rights. Every reasonable person understands that wildlife should be free in their native home, nature. But others, would do anything for money, even cage and brutally train a wild animal that should be free.
Fortunately, some people in the world care about animals. Animal rights organizations have been trying to encourage legislators to enact laws that will protect animals from hardships, such as living a torturing circus life.
Others have been dedicating their lives to rescue them from the circus.
When people go to the circus, they think the image they see in joyful and colorful; beautiful animals do adorable things while dressed in impressive costumes. In reality, they watch animals who are being abused. Fortunately, they don’t have the ability to express their feelings.
You probably wonder what we mean by saying they are abused. Well, a report introduces a saddening stat; circus animals are kept in chains 96%, and at times they could even spend 100 hours in cages that don’t feet their need. In addition, in cases a circus animal doesn’t uphold the trainer’s request, the hapless animal knows that a painful punishment is coming and so it completes the trick.
You won’t believe this amazing circus in Germany that features mesmerizing animal holograms instead of abusing animals
“Forcing wild animals to perform confusing tricks is a barbaric practice that has no place in a compassionate society,” explains PETA.
Circus animals are also caged in tiny spaces while they actually need much more space.
The United Kingdom has finally enacted a law that bans traveling circuses to use animals since they usually held in bad conditions and treated in an inhumane way. Well done, UK!
Another sad fact is that although New Jersey enacted a similar law, in 2016, there were at least 65 elephants in 17 circuses- in the US only. We do not want to imagine what would be the worldwide numbers.
Let us know what you think about the new law. Should other countries enact similar laws?